Before I get to my entry, I want to begin by apologizing to Fiona SPAIN, not Fiona who LIVES in Spain. Somehow, I have managed to mess that up, and for that, Fiona, I apologize immensely. Even though I can't leave you comments, I still visit each time to ooh and ahh over your entry. But you are not alone, Fiona. I can't leave comments to those on Flickr or Facebook, either.
Second, Kaybee asked me how I managed to finish my challenges so quickly. To begin, although I live in America, I have a tendency to keep similar hours as those of my counterparts across the pond. As soon as I learn the words, I find a quote or lyric that I have materials, products, or supplies for. I've had to dismiss perfectly good (and maybe even better than I settled for) quotes or lyrics because I had no way to represent them in my art. So, the wording always comes first for me.
Third, Scrapmate asked if I was going to put all my file folders together. I have two entries on each file folder, the odd numbers are on the front , and the even on the back. Once both sides have been completed, they go in a three ring file folder in order.
Fourth (are you tired of reading without seeing any art?), is anyone really ready for Christmas? Well, get ready because this is my 19th entry.
As soon as I saw the words, I knew exactly what I was going to make. Nothing fancy, no 3-D embellishments, no ribbon, no texture. I guess it's because I can't seem to get my head around Christmas when we haven't even celebrated Halloween.
But since all the DTs had used the word Patience, Better became my word of choice. I began by running my file folder through my printer. This workhorse I've had since 2000 takes on anything I run through it. Then I sealed the ink using fixative. After the fixative was dry, I spritzed two of my handmade shimmering mists on the file folder and allowed them to dry.
I'm not a very good stamper, and this was a hit or miss situation, when I framed the lyrics in a Christmas ornament. I added the challenge number on the bottom three.
I was really worried about Santa, because I had only one shot to get it right. Have I not mentioned I'm just learning to stamp? Could have been better, but at least you can make out the image.
This is considered a Christmas carol and, according to Wikipedia:
It was written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie and was first sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934. It became an instant hit with orders for 100,000 copies of sheet music and more than 30,000 records sold within 24 hours.Thanks as always for your continued support of my efforts. I greatly appreciate it, because it means a lot to me. And, as always, I'll be around to visit, even if it's in the final hours of the challenge.